In January, 2009 Goodall Guitars moved back to Fort Bragg, California. Fort Bragg, a small remote town on the northern California Mendocino coast is quite welcoming to artisans like ourselves. We purchased a workshop in town where our son, Luke Goodall and I will continue to build our fine instruments on a smaller scale. Jean Goodall, my wife will continue to administrate the office, sales and purchasing.
I began making guitars in San Diego, California in 1972. Jean and I moved to Fort Bragg in 1984 where we resided until 1992. Then our family was in Kailua Kona, Hawaii from 1992 to 2008.
There are many reasons for our move. While we will miss the comfortable weather, warm ocean and many close friends in Hawaii, and even though the weather is cooler here, we love this area. It is an extremely beautiful location with a rugged scenic seacoast, amidst the redwood forest. This area inspires my artistic pursuits of painting seascapes and photography.
It was time for a change of lifestyle so now in the new shop it is our desire to focus on our craft. It suits my personality to work with beautiful woods to produce a fine handcrafted guitar. I want to see Luke succeed in the years to come so together we will build Goodall guitars.
This blog will be updated with more information regarding this event in the future. I will be posting photographs of the progress and updates here as well. Stay tuned, and thanks for visiting us online.